My CD/DVD Drive has recently completely stopped reading and writing all disc types. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the device, checked all connections inside the case, and i have tried editing the registry. I am running this drive with windows vista.
I am starting to assume this drive is broken, and i am wondering if there is anything else i could do totry and fix my drive?
First you should try & test the unit outside of windoze, so as to eliminate s/w issues as much as we can - if you look at the sticky a top this forum, you want to try the 'cd boot test', if you machine can be sucessfully booted from a windows system cd, then your unit is probably ok, or it should read in windoze at least.
I haven't tried that yet, i'll try it and get back to you
thanks for your reply :]